Professor Ian Phillips

Professor Ian Phillips

Department of Philosophy
Professor in Philosophy of Psychology

Contact details

ERI Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

My work primarily focuses on topics at the intersection of philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Major current projects concern temporal experience, the nature and limits of perceptual consciousness, and the metaphysics of perception.

From 2017-2019 I am on leave from the University of Birmingham to be a Visiting Research Scholar at the Program in Cognitive Science at Princeton University.

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On leave until September 2019.


  • PhD, University College London, 2009
  • BPhil (Distinction), Magdalen College, Oxford, 2005
  • MA (Oxon), Physics & Philosophy (1st Class Hons), Magdalen College, Oxford, 2003


My first academic position was as a Fellow by Examination at All Souls College, Oxford. I was subsequently a Lecturer at University College London, and most recently a Professor and Fellow at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.

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